Welcome to the not-so-humble abode that has the distinction of being the world’s first truly green certified mansion, Acqua Liana.
So, by default, the home is LEED-H (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes) certified.
- Solar panels, insulative characteristics, environmentally conscious lighting, ultra-high efficient appliances and air-conditioning that cut down on electrical consumption by nearly 60%. On certain days the home will be energy neutral, and will generate enough electricity to run two average size homes.
- A system that collects runoff water from the r
oof and fills the water garden. The system collects enough reusable water to fill the average size swimming pool every 20 days.
- Ultra-high efficient air-conditioning and purification systems that make the home’s indoor air quality 2x cleaner than a hospital’s operating room.
- Use of enough reclaimed and renewable wood to save over 10.5 acres of rain forest. Renewable woods used regenerate at an average rate of every 5 years vs. every 50 years for many hardwoods (one species of Columbian guada bamboo used regenerates by growing 90 feet in a single year!).
- During construction over 340,000 pounds of debris and trash was recycled. Over 75% of all debris was diverted, and will never reach a landfill.
- An automated “bio-feedback” system that allows the owner to monitor resource consumption in real time. (source: http://frank-mckinney.com/)
The eco-friendly crib is cradled on 1.6 acres of pristine oceanfront property in Manalapan Beach, Florida.
Mahogany soaking tub for the lady of the house.
The kitchen sports a 10′ water wall and is partially ensconced by a 2,000 gallon salt water fish tank.
The foyer commands your attention with a 9-foot hand-blown multi-color glass chandelier (672 individual pieces) that “melts” into the reflecting pool below.
This home is yet another example of how one can live in luxurious excess and be environmentally correct!